The Cambridge Companion to the Age of Justinian

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Michael Maas
Cambridge University Press, Apr 18, 2005 - History
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This book introduces the Age of Justinian, the last Roman century and the first flowering of Byzantine culture. Dominated by the policies and personality of emperor Justinian I (527–565), this period of grand achievements and far-reaching failures witnessed the transformation of the Mediterranean world. In this volume, twenty specialists explore the most important aspects of the age including the mechanics and theory of empire, warfare, urbanism, and economy. It also discusses the impact of the great plague, the codification of Roman law, and the many religious upheavals taking place at the time. Consideration is given to imperial relations with the papacy, northern barbarians, the Persians, and other eastern peoples, shedding new light on a dramatic and highly significant historical period.
  

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Contents

Roman Questions Byzantine Answers Contours of the Age of Justinian
3
Economy and Administration How Did the Empire Work?
28
Justinians Constantinople
60
The Classical City in the Sixth Century Survival and Transformation
87
The Empire at War
113
Mediterranean Plague in the Age of Justinian
134
Law and Legal Practice in the Age of Justinian
161
Justinianic Ideology and the Power of the Past
185
Philosophy in the Age of Justinian
316
LITERATURE AND THE ARTS
341
Art and Architecture in the Age of Justinian
343
Literary Culture under Justinian
376
PEOPLES AND COMMUNITIES
399
Jews in the Age of Justinian
401
The Age of Justinian Gender and Society
434
Justinian and the Barbarian Kingdoms
448

RELIGION AND PHILOSOPHY
213
The Legacy of Chalcedon Christological Problems and Their Significance
215
Society and Community in the Christian East
239
Emperors and Popes in the Sixth Century The Western View
267
Christian Piety and Practice in the Sixth Century
291
Byzantium and the East in the Sixth Century
477
The Background to Islam
510
Bibliography
535
Index
583
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Michael Maas is Professor of History and Director of the Program in Ancient Mediterranean Civilizations at Rice University. He is the author of several other books including Readings in Late Antiquity: A Sourcebook.

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